Sunday, January 29, 2012

Vintage Dresser

I thought I might show you my vintage dresser.
I just love when someone has made such a beautiful piece of furniture out of old wood
The wood could have come from old packing cases or floorboards

I don't really know who made it or out of what, but I still love it
We found it in an old second hand shop many years ago,and just had to have it
We paid $225 for it in 1996.  

 We parted with some furniture we had bought new,so that we could fit it in.  The other new/old dresser was made of chip board with  mahogany.veneer
When we bought it in the 70's we loved it to bits because everything matched, the lounge suit,dining suit, coffee tables and dresser.

How our taste has changed,  All the old/new stuff has gone,and we hunt for treasures like our dresser

 Don't you just love these little door fasteners? They are on the upper doors too

The picture is a little blurred, but still you can see how it fits so perfectly beside the fireplace (which we turned into a wine rack, my hubby lined the surround with old baltic  floorboards) in the dining room/kitchen

parties I am joining this week

Show off your Cottage Monday, House in The Roses
Vintage Thingie Thursday, Coloradolady
Show and Tell Friday, My Romantic Home
Home and Garden Thursday, A Delightsome Life
Knick of Time Tuesday

Happy week,  xx jeanetteann


Anonymous said...

I LOVE older pieces. I have been purchasing & painting many pieces other just look at me cross eyed for purchasing. BUT when i'm done sanding, priming and painting... they are beautiful once again. I still love the look of wood on some truly vintage pieces. Nothing new is made like the old stuff, i'm with you on this. I love how your hutch seems to have been made for your nook. Fits perfectly.

GIVEAWAY... come put your name in.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It fits beautifully and it is really lovely! Neat idea for the wine rack!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love that dresser--though it seems more like a hutch to me. I love items like this where you can store all your pretty things. It does fit perfectly!

Karen said...

The dresser looks great. Made to fit in that spot too.

Shelia said...

What a wonderful piece of furniture! I can see it would hold so many things! It does look like it was made to fit in that spot! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

chateau chic said...

Beautiful cabinet. I can see why you love it. It makes a great display piece for your pretties.
Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

Marie said...

What a really nice dresser, Jeanette Ann. I especially love that it fits your nook/alcove perfectly. Great job finding that special item! Happy week to you my friend.

Decor To Adore said...

What a perfect fit in your space. A truly lovely piece indeed.

sweetjeanette said...

Hey there JeanetteAnn! Thanks so much for visiting ! I love meeting another Jeanette!!! You should try Pinterest out, it's so much fun, but be prepared...It'll become addicting. LOL You have a beautiful blog I'm enjoying my stay here. :-)

The Porcelain Rose said...

Your cabinet/dresser is awesome! Looks like the perfect piece to display and store your beloved treasures. Love it!

Thank you for visiting my blog and Knick of Time and entering the Give Away. Grab my Give Away Button and place it on your side bar (must link to the give away) for an additional chance to win. Good Luck!!

Also.... don't forget to tell sweet Kerry! I would love to have her as a follower and also enter her in the give away.


P.S. So happy that you rec'v your package and that you loved your paper pretties. Leaeve feedback on Etsy when you get a chance. I really, really appreciate it!

Kathy said...

I love handmade furniture too! It would be marvelous to know its history! It fits perfectly and displays your treasures so well! Adore the fasteners! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,

Susan said...

Hello Jeanetteann: Lovely piece of furniture you have!

Thank you so much for your visits and comments to my blog! Susan

Jeanne said...

This is an awesome piece of vintage furniture and you have displayed it so well.I too love the lovely old wood this furniture represents.
Hugs, Jeanne

c. Joy said...

Great vintage furniture. It's beautiful. Love how it just fits - like it was made for that spot.

Coloradolady said...

This is beautiful!! And it fits like a glove in that spot!! It is fantastic and the wood is beautiful. Happy VTT

LV said...

To me most vintage furniture has more style and built better. You have done a nice job on this. Gave it a new lease on life.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love classics like this! It's perfect where you have it. I far prefer old pieces to new too!

Renee said...

I love the dresser. Love how it fits perfectly in that spot. Very pretty glassware, too.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

it was the perfect fit. I love vintage pieces so much more than new!

Karena said...

Jeanetteann it is a truly beautiful piece!!

I also love your "wine Rack"!
Thought I would visit after seeing you at my friend Laura's.

Please come and join my Valentine Giveaway!

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Perfect for the spot by the fireplace. God bless x

Jann Olson said...

This is a wonderful piece. It has such charm!